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RATINGS: 1084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Named for a retired steam engine on the Ft.Bragg-Willits Skunk run through the California Redwoods, Old No.38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (847) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
(bottle). Nice roasted malt aroma with some vanilla. Deep brown complexion with thin tan head. Flavors of roasted malt and some coffee. Thin palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (209) - LATVIA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Black, strong brown head. Very distinct chocolate and roastiness - but mostly chocolate on the nose. Medium body, light bitterness, notes of cocoa and roast. FInishes a bit bitter and somewhat watery. Nice, but a bit on the light side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
On tap. Comes dark brown with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobblehead (56) - Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle, coffee, nuts, roasty, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at spacebar in falls church VA it is a dark brown color with no head the aroma is coffee and leather the taste is coffee and there are lovely after taste if coffee beans and black licorice. Yummy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3714) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church. Pours black with a feint tan head. Aroma of cocoa and licorice. Flavors of root beer. Effervescent mouthfeel. Crisp bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (276) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, almost opaque deep brown, decent walnut shell colored head, slight lacing. Aroma is malt, roasted grain, toast, raisin, a hint of wet dirt. Flavor is malt and roast barley, chocolate, faint cherry. Palate is a little thin, carbonation a bit bright, finish is slightly sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1159) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Deep dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is a sweet wet log on a bonfire. Taste is coffee and sweet chocolate and raisin. A little bite, but a little watery feel too. Very enjoyable, just not one of my top stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Appearance: Black brown, nice amount of creamy dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, tar, house on fire.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt, slight tar. Smoother than the aroma.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.49
Info: 27/10-2014, 230/300

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"compared to the same style from sierra nevada...waaaaay better. this has been one of the better easy drinkin stouts for quite some time. dry finish, but it doesn’t sacrifice body or taste. a full, yummy roasted stout! ( try a black and black...1/2 old 38, 1/2 rasputin- on nitro if possible)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-12-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer almost pitch black deep-deep brown color with a one finger head of a cream color. The head has a good level of retention, sitting around for some time before fading to leave a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a nice roasted malt smell with dark chocolate and a notes of coffee. Some light smells of vanilla and caramel are mixed in with the darker and roasted aromas producing a somewhat semi-sweet chocolate bar like smell. Taste – The taste begins a bit sweeter than the nose would have let on with some vanilla and brown sugar sweetness mixed with a nice roasted flavor. A little bit of chocolate is upfront as well, but this remains relatively light throughout the taste. In opposition to the chocolate, the coffee begins very light but increases quite a bit as the flavors advance, becoming the dominant darker flavor toward the end of the flavor profile. With the coffees increase in intensity, the bitterness of the beer increases as well, and with a slight increase in the sweetness, due to a bit of a cola flavor coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, one is left with a bitter-sweet, dark roasted coffee flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a brew of 5.6 % abv. with a slightly lower carbonation level. The slightly thicker body and lower carbonation are great for the darker flavors of the brew all while not being too low or too thick to keep it from being drinkable. Overall – A nice Irish stout. Not the driest out there in terms of its sweetness but a very nice and easy drinker none the less. Very enjoyable.

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